Monday, February 21, 2005

This Sceptered Isle

From the New York Times / AP:

Same-sex partners in Britain will be able to enter into civil unions from December, joining gays in parts of Europe and the United States in obtaining many of the rights enjoyed by married people, the government said Monday.

The Civil Partnerships Bill passed by Parliament last year gives same-sex couples the right to form legally binding partnerships and entitles them to some of the same tax and pension rights married couples have.

Does this have something to do with Dame Edna wanting to marry Prince William?